When certain jobs require you have certain skills? Guess what, you're JUST NOT QUALIFIED. ----.But newer games I want to try it first, see if it works well on my computer. (Can you run it, I use that too. But it's not perfect, only true test is running the game.) One game I bought in the past 2 years (?) before trying was C&C: Kane Edition. £30, brand new, the week it came out. Having played the previous C&C series and loved it. I thought what the heck. It wasn't worth £30 in my eyes now that I look back, I wish I never bought it. But if I did it the other way around, downloaded and played, enjoyed it and thought the game was worth £30, I would have bought it at some point if I enjoyed it that much and had the money to spare. Or I would have bought a previous version of C&C, even the cost out.
This is where you're really insulting my intelligence: 'I would have bought it'. No you wouldn't have. This is where your 'try before you buy' bull---- comes back. All you do is *try*. You don't buy. At least this time, you did. Good work.
The last thing you say that disgusts me is your hiding behind the numbers. 'Oh but he has TBs and TBs of stuff, way more than me.' Guess what, you're still pirating. You're not paying. So don't go saying 'I'm not as bad, he does more!'
I've said it already in this thread, I also pirate things. Things I can't afford. At least be honest enough to admit it and stop defending your position like access to music/movies/games/software is some sort of right.